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This section is intended for primary school teachers and leaders. Others, including parents, families, whānau, communities, and students themselves, may also find it useful. It presents the National Standards for reading and writing in years 1–8. It also provides examples that illustrate some of the ways in which students can meet these standards as they engage with the kinds of tasks and texts that enable them to meet the demands of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Layout of the reading and writing standards.

Layout of the reading and writing standards

  • Reading standard example by the end of year 6
  • Writing standard example by the end of year 7

Mathematics standards on New Zealand Curriculum Online is intended for teachers and leaders. Others, including parents, whānau, communities, and students themselves, will also find it useful. It presents the National Standards for mathematics in years 1–8 together with examples of problems and descriptions of students’ thinking that illustrate and clarify the standards.